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Best Books For 6 Year Olds

Unveil the top-rated books for 6-year-olds, aggregated from authoritative reading lists. Frequently listed by literary experts, these books are designed to capture the imagination of young readers embarking on new educational journeys.

Recommendations from 36 articles, Richard Branson, Sarah Silverman, Twinkle Khanna and 34 others.
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The Book with No Pictures
B. J. Novak - 2014-09-30
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This charmingly witty read will have you in stitches, despite its lack of pictures. The Book With No Pictures encourages readers to let their imagination run wild, creating their own silly sounds and ridiculous voices along the way. With its ingeniously imaginative approach, this book teaches young children that storytelling is more than just pictures, introducing them to the idea that the written word can be an endless source of mischief and delight. Get ready for some serious laughter!
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Ada Twist, Scientist
Andrea Beaty - 2016-09-06
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Join Ada, an imaginative and curious scientist, on her quest to find the source of a terrible smell in her house. Ada is not afraid of failure and conducts scientific experiments in the name of discovery. Follow Ada's journey as she learns to turn her failures into success and continues to pursue her passion for science.
Recommended by
Emily Chang
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The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt - 2013-06-27
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This playful, imaginative story will leave children laughing and playing with their crayons in a whole new way. Debut author Drew Daywalt and New York Times bestseller Oliver Jeffers create a colorful solution to poor Duncan's problem: all of his crayons have quit! Each color has its own hilarious reason for no longer wanting to be used. What will Duncan do without his crayons? Find out in this charming book.
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Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
Mo Willems - 2004-07-05 (first published in 2003)
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This laugh-out-loud picture book follows a hilarious pigeon who tries to convince readers that he's the best candidate to drive the bus. Kids will love interacting with the story and deciding the pigeon's fate as he pleads and begs his way through the book. Perfect for anyone who loves a good preschooler's tantrum captured in a fun and engaging read.
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Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak - 2000-01-01 (first published in 1963)
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Step into the imaginative world of a wild and mischievous boy who is transported to a land of wondrous creatures. In this story, Max becomes a king among the Wild Things, who were originally planning on having him for dinner. Adventure, friendship, and the power of imagination await you in this classic tale.
Recommended by
Richard Branson
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We Don't Eat Our Classmates
Ryan T. Higgins - 2018-06-19
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A hilarious children's book about a dinosaur named Penelope starting school and struggling to make human friends because they look too delicious to resist. But when she finally tastes her own medicine, she learns an important lesson about friendship and being at the top of the food chain. Award-winning author-illustrator Ryan T. Higgins delivers another fun-filled story that young readers will love.
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The Day the Crayons Came Home
Drew Daywalt - 2015-08-18
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A colorful cast of crayons has returned in the companion book to a bestselling phenomenon. From Maroon Crayon, who was lost and broken, to Pea Green, who ran away - each crayon has a woeful tale and a desperate plea to be brought home to the box. This funny and charming book is perfect for young readers and has won multiple awards.
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Julián Is a Mermaid
Jessica Love - 2018-05-22
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A young boy's encounter with mermaids on a subway ride leaves him brimming with awe and inspiration. Returning home, he creates his own mermaid costume out of household items, but what will his abuela think? With stunning illustrations and a touching message, this picture book is a celebration of self-love and embracing one's unique identity.
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We Are in a Book!
Mo Willems - 2010-09-14
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In this children's book, best friends Gerald and Piggie learn about the magic of being read. But what happens when the book ends? With easy-to-understand vocabulary for young readers, author Mo Willems creates a fun and interactive experience that fans of the Elephant & Piggie series won't be able to resist.
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One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
Dr. Seuss - 2003-10-06 (first published in 1960)
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This children's book is a playful rhyming adventure about a boy and a girl and the many amazing creatures they have as friends and pets. With a freewheeling plot and a simple writing style, it's perfect for young readers. Originally part of the Beginner Book Video series, it's a must-read for any kid's book collection.
Narwhal by Ben Clanton
The Princess in Black by Shannon Hale
Awesome Jokes That Every 6 Year Old Should Know! by Mat Waugh
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Bob Books Set 2 by Bobby Lynn Maslen
Actual Size by Steve Jenkins
See the Cat by David Larochelle
Dory Fantasmagory by Abby Hanlon
Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
Penny and Her Marble by Kevin Henkes
Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña
Bink and Gollie by Kate Dicamillo
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Charlotte's Web by E. B White
My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett
A Whale of a Time by Lou Peacock, Matt Hunt
Gaston by Kelly Dipucchio
Dog Man by Dav Pilkey
Waiting Is Not Easy! by Mo Willems
Oh, the Places You'll Go!   by Dr. Seuss
I Like Myself! by Karen Beaumont
Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty
Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective by Donald J. Sobol
Nate the Great by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
Doggy Defenders by National Geographic Kids
DK Readers L2 by Laura Buller
Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl
Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie
Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown
We're Different, We're the Same by Bobbi Kates
Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? by Dr. Seuss
National Geographic Readers by Laura Marsh
Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen
Boy Who Grew Dragons by Andy Shepherd
Rain Before Rainbows by Smriti Prasadam-Halls
Timmy on the Toilet by Peta Lemon
The Dinosaur's Diary by Julia Donaldson
Dear Hound by Jill Murphy
Trouble! by Alan MacDonald
Whispers in the Wind by Deanna Dewey
TheHatFullofSecrets by Karl Newson
Funny Stories for 6 Year Olds by Helen Paiba
Fairy Mom and Me #1 by Sophie Kinsella
Donut Feed the Squirrels by Mika Song
Fly Guy Presents by Tedd Arnold
Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin
I am Martin Luther King, Jr. by Brad Meltzer
Junie B. Jones's First Boxed Set Ever! by Barbara Park
Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry
The Boxcar Children Books 1-4 by Gertrude Chandler Warner
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett
Bob Books, Set 1 by Bobby Lynn Maslen
Frog and Toad Storybook Treasury by Arnold Lobel
Bob Books Set 3 by Bobby Lynn Maslen
Bob Books Set 4 by Bobby Lynn Maslen
Midge & Mo by Lara Williamson
The Kitten Next Door by Holly Webb
When You Can Swim by Jack Wong
Bear and Bird by Jarvis
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Bee by Britta Teckentrup
Grumpy Monkey Freshly Squeezed by Suzanne Lang
Jenny and the Cat Club by Esther Averill
Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard Atwater
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
Press Here by Herve Tullet
The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
Have You Filled a Bucket Today? by Carol McCloud
The Puffin Book of Stories for Six-year-olds by Wendy Cooling
I Can Read! Oxford Poetry for 6 Year Olds by Fellow and Tutor In Philosophy John Foster
No Brainer by Jeff Kinney
Doodle Adventures by Mike Lowery
Mail Duck by Erica Sirotich
Frog and Toad are Friends by Arnold Lobel
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka
Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt by Ben Clanton
Fox & Chick by Sergio Ruzzier